the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran , 3-9-19

Saturday evening service with Pastor McClean Holy Cross Lutheran School’s student band opened worship with a rendition of “The Colonel Bogey March”. They later played “Simple Gifts”. Pastor McClean and Paul played “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”, “On Eagle’s Wings”, “Give Thanks”, “Amazing Grace” and “Lord Reign in Me”. We admitted our sins…… Continue reading the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran , 3-9-19

the daily purge 3-8-19

The Purging Lutheran does my due diligence when it comes to poring over facts and figures on items I am throwing away. Usually, there’s too much information to use during my 30 – 120 minutes of therapy. I looked up what I thought would be oodles of synonyms for the word ‘moccasin’. All I found…… Continue reading the daily purge 3-8-19

the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran, 3-2-19

Saturday 5:30 service, Pastor Sattler leading, God in charge Our praise songs were played on guitar by Brandon. I especially like the near a cappella parts where he leads us in voice. There is no instrument as lovely as the original, the human voice. He played, we sang “We Fall down”, “How Great Is Our God”,…… Continue reading the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran, 3-2-19

the daily purge 2-18-19

The Purging Lutheran: Dear Wiki, what does this fish on this necklace mean? Wiki: Hey, TPurgingL, glad to hear from you! Hope you had a good weekend. I read your view from the pew of 2-16-19 and found it very enlightening. Until I read your article I was unable to make ends meet regarding Jesus’ ‘wineskins’…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-18-19

the daily purge 2-5-19

The Purging Lutheran did not buy this necklace for My Sweet Rib. I am not sure how MSR happened upon this necklace made of blue cubes. But are they all cubes? Some of them look like dice which could be used in a game of ‘dice’. Others not. In casino-themed movies a man in a…… Continue reading the daily purge 2-5-19

the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran, 2-2-19

Saturday evening service, 5:30, Pastor McClean Our praise songs were played by Brandon. They were “Every Move I Make/Lord I Lift Your Name on High Medley”, “I Could Sing of Your Love Forever”, “I Love You Lord”, and “Great is the Lord”. Thanks, Brandon. A fine job. Not only did we sing but we also…… Continue reading the view from the pew, holy cross lutheran, 2-2-19

the daily purge 1-29-19

The Purging Lutheran is tossing out one of My Sweet Rib’s pocketbooks/purses/clutches/grips/hides bought long ago. Why does she buy so many fashion accessories? Why do hipsters buy fanciful coffees? Why do baby boomers keep talking about themselves? Why do bees make honey? Why do birds suddenly appear every time you are near? Why do stars…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-29-19

the daily purge 1-24-19

The Purging Lutheran grew up in an ethnic society where drinking was part of the triune lifestyle of drinking-eating-smoking. Drinking existed without eating and smoking yet did not exist without eating and smoking. If you want to know more about the triune-ness of my upbringing please refer to The Athanasian Creed and insert ‘drinking’ for…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-24-19

the daily purge 1-14-19

My sister got lucky, married a yuppie Took him for all he was worth Now she’s a swinger dating a singer I can’t decide which is worse My sister’s ex-husband can’t get no lovin’ Walks around dog-faced and hurt Now he’s got nothin’, head in the oven I can’t decide which is worse Yer So…… Continue reading the daily purge 1-14-19

the daily purge 1-8-19

“It leaks.” – My Sweet Rib “Things fall apart, it’s scientific.” – Talking Heads “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” – Isaiah 40:8